The transcript below is from the video “Bruce Lee Was Too Fast for The Cameras” by BruceLeeRealFight.
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Bruce Lee is a movie star who popularized Kung Fu globally. Besides being a superstar, he was one of the fastest and most powerful martial artists of all time. Standing at 5 feet 8 and weighing 141 lbs, Bruce Lee was clocked delivering a punch at 110 mph. That’s like a high-speed train hitting you in an area no larger than the knuckles of his fist.
Besides being the fastest martial artist in history, Bruce Lee is renowned for his physical fitness and vigor, where he achieved by using a dedicated workout and training regimen to become as strong as possible. With every single part of his body at the right place, Bruce Lee is able to deliver such an immense amount of energy so rapidly made his fists or leg deadly weapons.
So how fast was Bruce Lee?
In the early 70s when Bruce Lee went back to Hong Kong to play a role in the 1971 The Big Boss, his moves were too fast and the cameras couldn’t catch his movements on film. The director Lo Wei told Bruce Lee to slow down for the cameras to catch his fists and kicks.
In 1973, when Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon, the producer said he had to redo scenes because his kicks were too fast for the cameras. His kicks were too fast that they made the shot look fake. It looked like his opponents simply fell over for no reason. So, directors on the set had to reshoot the scene in slow motion at 32 frames per second instead of 24 frames per second.
With amazing advancements taking place every year, even we use the software we are having today or programs to watch Bruce Lee’s kicks and fists in slow motion, we still couldn’t keep up with Bruce Lee. When Bruce Lee was at a distance of 2-3 feet away, he could react and punch in less than a second. This is why he is still widely regarded as the fastest martial artist in the world then and now. Now, take a look at these videos. You will be blown away how incredibly fast Bruce Lee was.
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